Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these voluntary guidelines is to provide general guidance, if so requested, to States, primarily developing countries, on promoting the effective implementation of their commitments to Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development within the framework of their national legislation and processes. The Guidelines demonstrate a willingness by Governments to more thoroughly engage the public at all levels to protect and manage the environment and related resources.


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Factsheet
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Buemene-Korokoro
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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2011
Reports and Books
Poultry report for 2011 - Iraq
Republic of Iraq -Ministry of Planning - Central Statistical Org.

Agricultural Statistics Directorate accomplished its report on poultry farms in Iraq for 2011. The results had extracted from poultry farms survey of broilers, breeding & Hatching for all sectors private, public and livestock projects (public projects rented and sold) which is related to the canceled State Organization for Poultry that its ownership transferred to private and mixed sectors. The data had collected depending on documented data in formal files.


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Reports and Books
Decoupling: natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth
United Nations Environment Programme

Humankind has witnessed phenomenal economic and social development in the past century. However, there are increasing signs that it has come at a cost to the environment and to the availability of cheap resources. Despite progress, there is still great disparity between the rich and the poor. The dilemma of expanding economic activities equitably while attempting to stabilize the rate of resource use and reduce environmental impacts poses an unprecedented opportunity and challenge to society. In this report, the International Resource Panel has sought to apply the concept of decoupling economic growth and human well-being from environmental impacts and resource use to address this challenge. The report provides a solid foundation for the concept of decoupling, clearly defining key terms and providing empirical evidence of escalating resource use. It shows that decoupling is already taking place to some extent, but is lagging far behind its potential. The scenarios show that we are facing a historic choice about how we use resources and the report scopes the potential of innovation, rethinking economic growth and the role of cities in building more resource efficient economies. Four case studies at the country level show how policy makers are implementing decoupling strategies. This report focuses on material resources, namely fossil fuels, minerals, metals and biomass and will be complemented by parallel reports of the IRP on land and soil, water, metals, cities and technologies to mitigate GHG emissions. These future reports will contribute to the International Resource Panel’s objective to build a better understanding of how to decouple environmental impacts from economic growth and improved human well-being. It is hoped that policy makers aiming to green their economies will greatly benefit from the contributions that the International Resource Panel is making through its work on decoupling resource consumption from economic growth.


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Reports and Books
Inventory of Mercury Releases in Cameroon
Ministry of Environment and the Protection of the Nature (MINEP), Cameroon

Inventory for anthropogenic releases of mercury constitutes an important deci-sion making tool in the process of mitigating environmental impacts from this highly toxic substance in Cameroon. Estimate of both the relative and the ab-solute contributions to mercury releases from the different sources present in the country is needed.


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2011
Reports and Books
Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

The Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan is a twenty year vision that reflects the aspirations of the Timorese people to create a prosperous and strong nation. The plan has been developed to inspire change, to support bold collective action and to plan for a better future.


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2011
Reports and Books
UN-REDD National Programme Document: Cambodia
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia

National and local authorities and private sector institutions are better able to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources (fisheries, forestry, mangrove, land, and protected areas), cleaner technologies and responsive to climate change.


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Reports and Books
Environment Switzerland
Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), Switzerland

The report “Environment Switzerland 2011”, which was compiled jointly by the Federal Offi ce for the Environment (foen ) and the Federal Statistical Offi ce (fso ), provides an overview of the current state of the environment in our country.


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Reports and Books
UN-REDD National Programme Submission Form: Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

The present proposal represents the primary means for Nigeria to access funding in order to embark on REDD+ readiness, doing so in line with negotiations under the UNFCCC, while integrating the federal, state and community levels for REDD+ in an innovative way. The country considers that the UN-REDD partnership, which was designed as a quick-start initiative to support countries to enhance capacities and stakeholder engagement for REDD+, is a suitable platform for their REDD+ readiness ambitions. The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Government of Cross River State are politically committed to develop and realise the REDD+ mechanism in the country, willing to work in synergy, combining their distinctive roles and capacities, employing participatory methods and advancing in close cooperation with the UN-REDD Programme.


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Reports and Books
UN-REDD National Programme Document: Ecuador
Ministry of Environment of Ecuador

Since 2008, the GoE has actively participated in international REDD+ negotiations and has, concurrently, carried out activities at the national level to pave the way for the implementation of this mechanism in the country. Ecuador has made impressive progress in its REDD+ preparation, with significant advancements.


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2011